My Scouting Report for Brady Breeze

Brady Breeze

Team : Oregon Ducks (FB) | Sports : Football | Position : CB | Status : Active | Location :United States

Player Scouting Report

Players Scouting Reviewer : myles.whitmore . Position :Free Safety [FS]

Brady Breeze runs a 4.55 40yard dash which is average for an NFL safety.
He only blitzes three times during his entire college career.
Breeze struggles to flip his hips and quickly change directions in coverage. This issue is most prevalent when Breeze is playing off-ball man coverage. Besides his lack of elusiveness, Breeze also lacks insane lateral quickness. Therefore, he struggles with counter and misdirection plays.
Play Recognition
Brady Breeze has impeccable football IQ and instincts. He does a good job scanning the backfield and reacts well, especially with spying mobile QBs. His ability to play well in Oregon's hybrid coverage system speaks to his versatility and coachability.
Breeze has adequate range due to his quick instincts and high-level IQ. While he is reliable, his subpar elusiveness occasionally creates issues.
Breeze is a dependable tackler with solid form. Despite being undersized, Breeze excels at aiming low and bringing down powerful RBs. However, he should bulk up in the off-season to match his eagerness and tenacity defending the run. Nevertheless, he was a solid run defender (even when playing back deep in single high formations), which will elevate his ceiling and floor.
Man Coverage
Breeze is a satisfactory man coverage defender who is best suited to play press coverage in the slot. However, he is also an undersized DB who gets picked on by big TEs and WRs. Additionally, he lacks the elusiveness to stick with good route runners, especially when he plays off-ball in man coverage.
Zone Coverage
Breeze is a great free safety who excels in cover two and single high formations. His instincts and football IQ make him a great ballhawk who refrains from surrendering big plays in zone coverage.
Breeze is a strong competitor who knows when to take a chance on forcing a turnover. He has good ball skills against guys with a similar physique. However, he fails to cover TEs and tall WRs in contested catch situations.
He is a tough, hard-working kid with tons of competitiveness. He's the type of smart safety you need in a locker room.
Breeze has terrific intangibles that would benefit all NFL teams. His competitive toughness and football IQ will make him a good fit for most defenses.
Despite missing multiple games, Breeze was somewhat consistent with his production.
Brady Breeze's best attribute is his insane football IQ. Against teams like Utah, Breeze was an intelligent safety who regularly made the right decision in coverage. Breeze does an excellent job scanning the backfield for any RB or QB runs and reacts quickly to prevent big plays. Due to his instincts and terrific form, Breeze is a reliable tackler who quickly runs downhill to tackle powerful RBs, like Zack Moss. Plus, he excels playing zone coverage in cover two and single high zone formations where he can make big plays. While he is more of a zone defender, he also does well-playing press coverage in the slot when he is forced to play man coverage.
Despite his high-level football IQ, Brady Breeze is limited by his average athleticism. He lacks the elusiveness to stay step-for-step with shifty WRs in off-ball man coverage and the size to box out TEs and tall WRs. His inability to succeed in off-ball man coverage is evident because Breeze regularly gives up too much separation, even in late-down situations. Breeze has decent range, but his subpar elusiveness limits his later movement on counters and misdirection plays. Plus, he struggles to flip his hips and backpedal.
Overall Analysis
Brady Breeze will be a high-end role play for the Tennessee Titans. His high-level IQ, instincts, and consistent tackling will make him a solid fit in this defense and his competitiveness will be appreciated by Mike Vrabel. However, the Titans' reliance on man coverage will lower his ceiling and force him to play special teams to gain playing time.
Compares to
Marcus Maye
Untapped potential
peak potential
post peak